More than a handful of players once considered integral to the Raiders overall success are at risk of being jettisoned by new head coach Jon Gruden. This is common knowledge by now. But also worth pointing out is the fact that several players who survive the offseason purge are going to see their roles changed.
Steve has covered the Raiders in some capacity since their return to Oakland in 1995. He was the full-time beat writer from 1997-2010. for the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News and covered more than 400 NFL games, including four Super Bowls. He also is the co-author of a recently released book titled "Al Davis: Behind the Raiders Shield."